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Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 6th Edition

By Ronald E. Riggio

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 26, 2012


Demonstrates the connection between psychological theory and application in the field of Industrial / Organizational Psychology.


Introduction to Industrial / Organizational Psychology is a student-centered, real-world driven program designed and written with the student in mind, giving examples and illustrations relevant to their world of work.


The second edition continues to be accessible to students while maintaining a comprehensive coverage of the classical and new topics. With more student-oriented features such as Pearson’s MySearchLab with eText, instructors will find this the most thoroughly referenced I/O psychology and student accessible text on the market!


Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Connect psychological theory in the field of industrial/organizational psychology and apply the concepts to their everyday world of work
  • Be familiar with “classic” theories and research along with the latest developments and innovations in the field
  • Understand the overview of the world of work

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Table of Contents

Part One Introduction

1. Introduction: Definitions and History 1

2. Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 17


Part Two Personnel Issues

3. Job Analysis 53

4. Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Placement 77

5. Methods for Assessing and Selecting Employees 96

6. Evaluating Employee Performance 128

7. Employee Training and Development 156


Part Three Worker Issues

8. Motivation 188

9. Positive Employee Attitudes and Behaviors 216

10. Worker Stress, Negative Employee Attitudes and Behaviors 247


Part Four Work Group and Organizational Issues

11. Communication in the Workplace 279

12. Group Processes in Work Organizations 307

13. Leadership 340

14. Influence, Power, and Politics 372

15. Organizational Structure, Culture, and Development 401

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-205-25499-3

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-25499-6

Format: Alternate Binding

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